People with disability
People with disabilities
people living with disabilities
Designed to improve policies and practices to enable people with a disability across Australia to participate fully in society, the Disability Research Collection contains resources by, and is for, policy-makers, researchers, advocacy organisations, disabled people’s organisations, service providers and practitioners as well as people with...
Supported by the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission (ADC) this curated knowledge hub brings together policy and research resources on the topics of protecting and promoting the rights of older people, adults with disability, and children and young people in residential care. The primary purpose...
This review is being conducted to determine whether the policy objectives of the 2019 Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act, created to help protect vulnerable adults with disability and older people, remain valid and the terms of the Act are still appropriate to help meet those...
This report provides guidance on the design of accessible and inclusive complaint mechanisms that work as pathways to report violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. It also identifies a series of improvements which could be made to existing complaints mechanisms.
Framework for artificial intelligence-enabled assistive technology as supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme: final report
Packer, K., Walker, J., Niven, P., Byrnes, J., Khanna, S., Liu, D.
The NDIA has released this framework to promote innovation and development of safe and effective artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled assistive technology (AT).
These guidelines have been produced as part of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 'IncludeAbility' project, which is designed to support employers to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.
Nearly half a million people in Australia with disability are participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The findings of this recent survey reveal a conundrum at the heart of the NDIS participant experience - while many individuals see the real benefits of the...
This resource includes a good practice guide and an action plan which can be used for government, higher education learning institutions, sector agencies, and employers. The report progresses the Australian government’s commitment to develop disability confidence in key professionals.
A growing number of Australian workers have responsibility for the care of someone else—perhaps children, an ageing parent or someone with a disability or chronic illness—while they are working. This inquiry is examining the ways in which the combination of work and care responsibilities is...
Data is increasingly used to direct services, secure funding and influence policy. However, for the disability community in Australia, access to high quality data is significantly lacking. This report captures the perspectives of 40 members of the disability community to the idea of a National...
How did COVID-19 impact post-school transitions for young people with disability and how can these be better supported?
This report explores experiences of young people with disability transitioning from secondary school in 2020 or 2021 and explores whether the COVID-pandemic has had a significant impact in the post school transition period.
This report starts with an overview of the online activities of people with intellectual disability. It then examines their understanding and experiences of online abuse. Finally, it explores their information and support needs, and identifies guiding principles for resource development.
This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of the Australian Department of Social Services' initial 12 months of the Disability Gateway service.
The nature and extent of domestic and family violence exposure for children and young people with disability
This study provides a deeper insight into the exposure to domestic and family violence for children with disability. It lays the groundwork for the future research that is required into service provision and access for children with disability, and the design of preventative and responsive...
Connecting the dots: understanding the domestic and family violence experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors - final report
This report presents the findings from research that aimed to provide new knowledge on the nature and extent of domestic and family violence experienced by children with disability (0 to 18 years), and the experiences of children and young people with disability (8 to 24...
Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample
The Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) is the first longitudinal survey to investigate perspectives on barriers and facilitators to work for Australians with disability accessing the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. The aim of this paper is to describe the survey development and data collection...
Employment for people with disability have numerous social, health and economic benefits including greater likelihood of secure housing, reduced poverty, social inclusion as well as better physical and mental health. This report provides new insights regarding the barriers and facilitators of gaining and maintaining employment...
This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability.
The Tasmanian government has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Disability Services Act 2011 to help deliver better outcomes for people with disability through high-quality and safe services. This report details what was heard through the consultation process about what needs to stay in...
This fact sheet details information about younger Australians currently living in residential aged care facilities.